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About Blender

Ultra-realistic rendering system that includes GPU & CPU rendering, modeling, video editor, sculpting, simulations, and more.


Blender Features

  • 2D
  • 3D
  • Analytics
  • Animation
  • Asset Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • eCommerce
  • Network Management
  • Physics
  • Player Management
  • Prototyping
  • Virtual Reality
  • 3D Video Editing
  • Audio Tools
  • Brand Overlay
  • Collaboration
  • Media Library
  • Social Sharing
  • Speed Adjustment
  • Split / Merge
  • Supports HD Resolution
  • Text Overlay
  • Video Capture
  • Video Stabilization

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It is my Go-To software to do any complex graphics and animation work.

Jul 12, 2018
4/5
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Pros: I've used Blender for over 8 years now, and it has rarely failed me. Being the jack of all trades, it not only possesses quick modelling and animation tools, but it also has a powerful shader system as well as the ability to sculpt. It can even be enhanced to limitless degrees with add-ons, and recently there has even been the Armory3D Engine that can help create games with it. I also rarely find myself having to rely on any external video editor because Blender's internal VSE often gets the job done for me, even though it can take some time to know one's way around it. Plus, I'm in love with Blender's modular interface, allowing me to customize it depending on my situations as I see fit.

Cons: Sadly, despite the modularity of the interface, it can feel a bit cluttered and confusing to get around at times (an issue which will likely be fixed by the time version 2.8 comes around), and due to its unconventional way of handling things, it can be a little harder to learn. Also, because it's a jack of all trades, one may expect it to be a master of none, which can be plain to see while sculpting, being not as powerful as ZBrush nor as stable when handling heavy meshes. Its compositing, too, while a welcome addition to quickly customize one's render, can feel very unintuitive at times. There's also very limited and imprecise means to control image sequences as texture option which often bothers me, but the fact that it even has that feature to begin with is something I that makes me turn a blind eye to this last point.

Overall: This is one of the core softwares that I use, being cost effective (that is, "Free") as well as powerful in a single package! Not only do I save a lot of money by sticking to this I also make significantly more without having to rely or specialized software just to get the job done. My workflow has also improved, and I'm able to quickly create prototypes, edits and complete works of art with a single tool.

Blender is a superb starting point for any artist to learn 3D modeling and animation

Mar 31, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Blender is a glimpse of what creative people can do when they really care and work together. This software is free, which is amazing considering the incredible power it unleashes for the user. That is, by far, the greatest positive aspect of Blender. Using it involves no risk, no cost, and minimal commitment (no need to register a license).

Yet, despite being free, Blender is incredible. Blender is nearly as capable as any competing products, yet receives so many updates, and so frequently, that the race for feature parity moves along at a break neck speed. So, even if it is not as polished as Autodesk or Maxon software, it's always getting better.

It also cannot be understated how valuable the user community is. Any new feature, change, or patch that is issued has tons of forum posts, video tutorials, and feedback. If a new user has a question about anything, it is almost guaranteed that someone else has asked the same thing and made a guide.

In short, Blender is free, powerful, and has an awesome community.

Cons: The learning curve for Blender is pretty high, especially for those new to 3d modeling and animation. Because Blender is open source, it is not as slick or smooth as competing products, but that's only a problem if you have used other software.

It can also be difficult to achieve completely stable/balanced performance out of Blender without a pretty powerful computer. That said, this just comes with the territory. 3D animation is computationally taxing.

It's difficult to complain about free software that already does so much.

Even someone as bad as I am was able to make a decent-looking character.

Feb 19, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I had no experience in any sort of modeling or animation, but Blender felt welcoming from the get-go. I have now familiarized myself with it, and have gotten pretty good, so I'd say that is a testament to how good the program is. Also, it's free to try out, so why not give it a go if you're wondering if it's worth it?

Cons: Most of the cons I could pick at should be taken in reference to the free nature of Blender. As I've grown my knowledge of design, I've noticed a lot of UI issues and functionality. For example, a program like Maya has so many integrated parts to work on each little feature, that the Jack-of-all-trades Blender doesn't measure up to.

I've been using Blender for over 5 years, and will continue to use them well into the future

Jun 25, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Blender is an all-in-one 3D modeling application that, in spite that it is freeware, does everything and anything anyone needs to make from basic geometric shapes to intricate Hollywood style special effects. This software can do far more than what I know what to do with it.
Though it is free and open source, it has an extremely large support infrastructure.
I've used Blender to make photorealistic 3D models of our retail packaging for our clients.
I find this to be more visually effective than just a plain photoshopped render. With a 3D model you can show the customer any angle they want top see their product from.

Cons: The one downside, is that it has so many features that I have yet to learn them all. Which in all fairness is no fault of the application.

Overall: The fact that if one was going to buy off the shelf software to do the same things one can do with this one application, one would have to buy a multitude if different applications, all of which run anywhere.

Full-featured 3D editing and rendering software with a steep learning curve

Mar 19, 2018
4/5
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Pros: First of all, it must be noted that Blender is a *free* and open-source 3D editing software. This makes it a must-have for anyone trying to create, edit, animate and / or render 3D models and scenes.

Each of the major components (modelling, animation, rendering) is full of basic and advanced features. Despite the software's complexity, its user interface does a great job at integrating its different aspects.

The built-in physically-based renderer (Cycles) comes with a powerful graph-based material model editor, which allows tweaking each object's appearance in great detail.

Scripting support in Python for all main features is a great bonus for power users.

Finally, the large community and swath of free online learning resources make it possible to approach this complex software, even as a total beginner.

Cons: The user interface, while very clean in appearance, is not very easy to grasp. Likewise, proficiency in this software requires mastering many keyboard shortcuts and modes. This drawback is alleviated by the quality of online tutorials available for free.

I believe Blender also includes a game engine, although it is likely best to rely on Blender for 3D authoring, and then export assets to specialized software such as Unity.

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animates in 3d as a profecional

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is one of the best animation programs, for me among the first three and I love it because I can use it in any operating system, as well as when I'm rendering, it has options that clean up the noise giving me a higher quality animation and another the best options is the composition that lets me handle the shadows like a professional in a very simple way.

Cons: The program is great and they have incredible potential especially in their render engines depending on the end of the animation, and the program is extremely light for installation. The problem is that when the animation is very complex the render is delayed depending on the potential of the equipment that is being used.

Overall: my experience has been great for two things first in my work I have the ubuntu operating system, in my house I have windows and in the computer of my dad I have mac OS that sometimes lends me when I visited and in all the systems works excellent, second In the foundation where I was asked to learn to animate and they recommended the program I already had an experience with another animation program and with blender it was incredibly easy and super powerful.

Free and professional 3D application

Apr 28, 2018
5/5
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Pros: Blender is leading application in open source platform. I used last 9 years, and perfectly for any type visual companies, Small or larges company. Easy tools and Very user friendly UI.

Cons: No need additional high level configuration computer. Blender work with low level configuration computers. Many tools easy to use because, everyone can edit soure code. update or modify under the blender license. Many popular computer hardware vonder support blender tender and real-time modeling and animations.

Overall: No cost, High level 3D applications

Fantastic freeware. A bit clunky to use but worth the price

Jul 09, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Blender has amazing capabilities, and in some cases can do more than paid 3D softwares. Blender is your catch-all for modeling, simulation (fluid, smoke, dynamics, etc.), texturing, sculpting, and rendering. It even has a video editor and node based compositor. The best part about Blender is that it is completely free. In fact, it's open source. Anyone looking to get started in 3D animation, motion graphics, or VFX can easily download blender and get started.

Cons: Despite the incredible capabilities, Blender can be a bit tricky to get started with. The user interface isn't very intuitive and can be much more confusing to learn than other softwares. Fortunately, there are many resources online to learn Blender.

Overall: Blender is a cheap (in fact, free) way for beginners to get started in 3D animation. Although it is not an industry standard, it can help users to learn skills and techniques that apply to all 3D workflows.

Great Software for Free

Nov 27, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's very easy to use for beginners and also pretty powerful for professionals. I use blender almost every day and will continue to use it although I have other professional 3d modelling software. Also you can't be it being completely free.

Cons: Customer support can sometimes be a bit difficult to get to or hear from. Some aspects are not as developed or as easy as other software.

Overall: I use it every day both professionally and personally, it has a great and easy learning curve and is pretty powerful.

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The absolute best option for professional level, 3D modeling and animation available

Jul 09, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The price, of course, is the best part. You can do realistic, highly detailed work without spending a penny - something that is amazing considering the price of other professional software that's available for this sort of thing.

If you're dedicated, this is all you will need for a wide variety of projects.

Cons: The learning curve. Relative to other options - it's not terribly complicated by any means. But the fact is - any 3D modeling software with this type of flexibility is going to be very time consuming to learn, and unfortunately, Blender is absolutely no exception to that rule.

For example: when first learning Blender (and 3D modeling in general), I took several hours to look at various tutorials and practice a little bit. I successfully made a polygonal palm tree and a coconut with eyeballs. It was super simple looking (albeit aesthetically pleasing), but took many an hour. It took far less time to forget how I accomplished all of that when I took a hiatus from Blender.

Overall: - A free option for 3D modeling
- 3D animation capabilities
- Good practice for other software that I also use
- Good means of visualizing projects

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It's great because it's free

Mar 19, 2018
5/5
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1 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Great software, with a lot of features and functionality, let's you go beyond limits in model creation and of course it's free of use.

Cons: It's extremely complex and difficult to use, you will have to go over dozens of tutorials before you really start getting the hang of it. There is better softwares, but this ones offer all its functions and keeps the price at 0 so it's great.

I've used it when i worked for a game developing company, modelling organic creatures

Mar 09, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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2 / 5
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Pros: I like the most that it has huge set of functionalities and features, and they are getting updated constantly, also what i like the most its that it has integration for exporting the models in a number of formats, because some of others apps that i used before for modelling they didn't.

Cons: I really don't like that i cant customise my workbench, i cant drag and drop where ever i want the tools i need, which is a thing that i most commonly use and utilise, other than that everything is spot on.

Is free. There are many easy to follow tutorials. We do not need a great processor for simple things

Mar 12, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Blender is multi platform. There is a native version for each of the main operating systems. Windows, Mac OS and Linux. It works excellent on all 3 platforms and you do not depend on the system. Very light. It is a feature that has been lost in the "monstrous" programs of today. Above all it has increased in the top 3d programs for Autodesk production. With a simple internet connection you have access to Blender before.
Blender is also digital sculpture. Blender despite its small size includes the ability of digital sculpture with comparable results to commercial packages such as Zbrush or Mudbox.

Cons: It does not use all computer processors by default. Sometimes you have problems with polygons with more than 4 sides. It does not have a source of income to hire specialized developers. You can do the same in many programs although this is the best known.

Overall: blender has many advanced features, such as modeling tools based on modifiers, powerful character animation tools, node-based material

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You can't beat the price (free) especially when it comes with so many powerful tools for 3D modeling

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Blender is comparible to some of the best paid softwares out there, for my uses which is mainly motion graphics and visual effects, I can't believe what it comes with in terms of tools.

Blender is definitely an industry standard, they used this free program for Captain America: Winter Solider so at least you know you're not just using some spit and glue program. It is a full fledged 3D modeling solution.

Cons: As with every program there is a learning curve and where some of the bigger company's with the expensive price tags can afford to invest in the best of the best UI improvements and plugins, Blender always felt less use friendly in some regards.

Overall: My main benefit was the ability to improve my 3D modeling skills without having to drop an entire paycheque into a program I may never use or may never earn anything from. It's a great way to get started as the cost is free.

Easy to learn the basics and create a fast workflow

Apr 12, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: This software is packed with the same or similar features that a professional 3D modeling software that could cost a month has. The hotkeys make workflow fast and clicks minimal. There are also endless resources and tutorials available online by blender themselves or other people who have worked with it.

Cons: The UI can be improved because some parts look outdated or cluttered. The material nodes can also be improved when users have to connect the nodes. It can also be confusing for beginners because the program doesn't tell you what features do what unless you go to the manual.

Multiplatform app, free and with a really small size compared to other 3D packages. Excellent

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Integrated 3D game engine, with a logical brick system. For more control programming in Python language is used.

Dynamic simulations for softbodies, particles and fluids.

Stackable modifiers, for the application of non-destructive transformation on meshes.

System of static particles to simulate hair and coats, to which new properties have been added among shaders options to achieve realistic textures.

Multiplatform, free and with a really small size of origin compared to other 3D packages, depending on the operating system in which it is executed.

Capacity for a wide variety of geometric primitives, including curves, polygonal meshes, voids, NURBS, metaballs.

Cons: It is limited to the number of processors of the computer, we would have to configure

You can do the same in many programs, there are many programs equal to blender, but this is a good option

Great for 3D modeling and animation and also very good for video editing

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Where to begin? I used Blender for a long time learning to model and create animations for my videos and had a lot of fun doing it and I thought that was it. Then a few months ago a friend showed me how he uses Blender to edit videos. I really like that functionality where I can create a 3D intro and then put the video together all in the same program.

Cons: Blender is very difficult to master. I have been using it over 3 years, and it took me most of that time just to learn to do minor animations and rendering.

Overall: I use it for creating 3D intros to my videos mostly but this software is very powerful and can also be used as a video editor.

Blender has evolved over the years to become so polished, it's not the primary 3D software I use.

Jun 25, 2018
5/5
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Pros: I used to use 3D Studio Max for my 3D work, but that's a bit outside the budget of an independent artist. When I first started years ago, Blender wasn't nearly as polished and professional as it is now. I don't even miss 3DS anymore. The number of features available in Blender are incredible. The frequency of updates means it's keeping up with the industry standards. The community behind it is incredible, with countless tutorials, addons, and assets. Using Blender with like Substance Painter or Unity means there's really nothing I can't get done. The new rendering engine, Evee, is a game changer, showing production quality results alongside the actual modelling.

Cons: As with all 3D development software, there's a steep learning curve. It's also strange that the right and left mouse button are reversed by default, but it's an easy enough fix in the settings.

Overall: I save a ton of money by using the open source Blender over the expensive commercial competitors. I always get the newest features with their frequent updates, and I can easily find any information I need thanks to their seemingly omnipresent community.

Blender has been a learning experience, it is at times challenging to figure out, but it's worth it.

May 11, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The possibilities in Blender are immense. You can do animation, physics simulations, and detailed renderings. And there is a user base that is extremely helpful to anyone who needs some guidance on how to use the software. There is also a huge amount of add-ons that can be easily installed to allow even further exploration into the world of Blender.

Cons: The only major drawback to blender is the ease of use. It is a fairly complex software and has many uses, but it hasn't been completely streamlined yet and can take lots of time to figure out.

Great for 3D modeling

Aug 09, 2018
5/5
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Pros: Blender is great for everyone- pro artist and the ones just getting into animation and 3D modeling. It offers a lot of functionalities and you can really get your creativity going.

Cons: It has quite the steep learning curve, but once that's out of the way Blender is so easy to use and the results are satisfying

Best and Easy to use for 3D graphics

Apr 28, 2018
4/5
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Pros: Blender provides plethoras of features like High-End 3D modeling development, Rendering of graphics, Video editing to add an intro, Camera and object motion tracking.

Cons: Sometimes blender got crashed while doing multi-tasking, lack of speed performance issues on low-end hardware.

Overall: 3D model development.

Great 3d modelling Software!

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
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Pros: Blender is the best you can get for absolutely no money! It keeps up with the bigger modelers out there for nothing at all.

Cons: For beginners it can be convoluted at first and at times certain functionality can seem a little clunky, but overall a good product!

Overall: Its a strong well made software for absolutely free!

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Blender is a very good software for 3D design

May 05, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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Pros: Blender is a very good software for beginners that need learn 3D design, and don't require much space in the processor of the a PC.
And like extra It have a internal game engine and many tutorials on how to use this software on web

Cons: The disadvantages are that it is a little more complicated than other 3D software and not use polygons with more than 4 sides

Overall: Excellent software that helped me to learn 3D design because have many tools easy to use for beginners. I recommend for all students in graphic design to use this software for start in 3D world.

Amazing 3D creation free tool that can do almost anything, even video editing

Jun 30, 2018
4/5
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Pros: I use it for desingning 3D texts, models and personal stuff, but it's so powerful that I think that almost anything can be done. It's like the old 3D Studio that I used to use in school but easier and more powerful. There are so many tutorials on forums and Youtube. It's so easy to port it to Unity. Just amazing.

Cons: I did not find anything really bad. May be it has a hard learning curve, but it's worth the time and the effort.

A high quality 3d modeling software where you can also create videogames and is totally free

Jun 19, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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Pros: Create 3d models with a good level of detail very, VERY quickly

The software can be customized with the addition of plugins to extend even more its capabilities

Works on many operating system (Windows, Osx, Gnu / Linux )

Runs well even on low performance computers

Cons: The interface its not very intuitive, some functions are hard to find

Hard to manage when working with a large number of animations

Overall: Blender, is a software with a very wide capacity, I have it used to model and animate in 3D all kinds of elements, from text to animated characters, it is simple and works very well, and very fast

Blender is excellent free tool with a lot to offer!

Jun 30, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Major thing is it's free. the interface is a little challenging, but once you know your way around and are familiar with the tools it's a straight breeze. You can create professional 3d models ready for production. I used for making assets.

Cons: Like I said in the Pros section, as a beginner using the software, it was very challenging. However there are thousands of tutorials on the web to get you going.

Blender is a powerful 3D modelling tool

Jan 12, 2018
4/5
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Pros: It is FREE!! For persons new to 3D modelling it is really the most accessible tool to use and learn.
In addition to that, it has so many powerful features: object creation, refinement, manipulation, rendering and animation.

Cons: As a beginner to object modelling, Blender has a very steep learning curve. It took me some time to navigate through the software and to learn it. However, there were tutorials that helped me to overcome this barrier.

Overall: Blender is free, so the financial benefit from using this software was that I learned 3D modeling without paying any money for a commercial tool.

In one word I describe this application: Wonderful!

May 11, 2018
5/5
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Pros: It is a free software application.
I can download many easy-to-follow tutorials and manuals.
You do not need a large processor for simple things.
You have many options to take the objects and mold it

Cons: It has everything I need for my 3D object modeling jobs, so I have nothing against it to say because it seems like a fantastic app.

It's a fantastical 3D software. My favorite. Powerful and light.

Jun 12, 2018
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Pros: Blender offers you so many options when you want to do 3D and 2D design. It's really light so you can use in almost all pcs and let you completely configurate the Hud.

Cons: I don't like the first impression the software gives you. Look really complex when you open it the first time.

Overall: I got many experiencie using it for no money. I learnt how to make realistic 3D models thank to it. I really recommend.

Fell in love with this software a long ago, and I'm still loving it!

Mar 14, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This is a truly remarkable piece of software that will make you fall in love with computer graphics and 3D modeling. It is on par with commercial products and, if you learn to use it well, it will yield incredible results.

Cons: It is undoubtedly a very complex software to use and the user interface sometimes is not easy to deal with, but that's in the nature of this sort of platforms.

Blender is an easy to pick up, but difficult to master 3D rendering program

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: There's a lot of variety and options for the things that you can do with Blender. I've created many 3D models and assets that can be easily translatable to other works. Your options for creativity seem endless, and everything from color, to shape and size can be modifiable. It's a good value for the money

Cons: It can be very hard to master what you do in Blender alone. Many times you should just simply go to YouTube or other video sites for tutorials to find out creative ideas and what to do. There's simply such a large variety of options that it can be a bit overwhelming, but the possibilities being endless is not a bad thing by any means.

Overall: The ability to create and manipulate 3D models for either video or photo making, and much more. It improved my experience greatly with this type of software, and I would say I feel much more confident in developing and creating various models.

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Use Blender on and off for Modeling and Animation

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is Free! Blender has an amazing feature set as well as great plugin support. The Blender community is huge.

Cons: Blender has a very steep learning curve. Anyone coming from a traditional 3D or CAD background will find it very different.

Overall: Blender is very powerful. I recommend it to everyone with the caveat that they have to put in the time to learn it.

Blender is just the best

Apr 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: "Value for Money" - It's free!

"Overall Quality" - Perfect. A professional FREE tool with enormous amount of tools that can create complex 3D objects and animations.

"Ease of Use" - Blender has a beautiful design. Everything is systematized in panes and it's very convenient.You can freely customize your workspace to fit your needs.

"Features & Functionality" - You can basically do everything with Blender. Many tools, options and properties suitable for any large project.

Cons: Blender is exteremely detailed software with ton of features and functionality that need quite some time to master.

Blender is a great feature-rich application

Jan 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Blender is a great software solution that can be used for 3D modelling and animation in game development. It as a great video editing feature which I found myself using a lot. one of the bonus is that the solution is free and open source, and files can be exported to a variety of formats.

Cons: Hardly anything to complain about with Blender. One thing I can say, if your workstation specs are not up to standard, you may experience lagging using this software. Another thing of note I have heard others say, if you are engineering-inclined, the learning curve might be quite steep.

Overall: Editing videos and creating great 3D graphics.

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This software has been really excellent, it is very powerful with a lot of 3d modeling capacity.

Jun 29, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a free tool, which also allows you to use different tools including the software, in addition to 3d modeling allows you to edit video and other very useful tools, the software weighs little and also after taking the time to learn it ends up being much more efficient that other platforms, allow you to review for possible improvements of the program and are relamente taken into account.

Cons: Although it seems to me that it is an excellent program, it has certain shortcomings with respect to other paid programs of the same 3d modeling line, it is a complex software in which it takes a lot of time to be able to use it optimally, you must invest more time to Modeling complex forms since the tools for this are less efficient than those of other platforms.
In the beginning, the process of learning and modeling will be tedious.

Overall: The benefit is wide, costs and utility very efficient to use it in the area of architectural animation, the render engine is excellent and the results surprising.

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Blender is Fun, and extremly creative. just make sure you have a descent computer to run it.

Jul 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Very awesome software. you can do pretty much anything here. The only limit is your talent. There are tons of things to do with blender so get creating.

Cons: The only con here is you will find out where your limits are. but other than that. No cons at all. great piece of software.

Overall: Create whatever you want.

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Steep Learning Curve but Movie Endings

Jul 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Wow. For a free 3D design and animation software package, Blender is incredible. Even after years of on and off learning and playing with this program, the features are able to create impeccable renders. As the freemium version of Maya or 3DS Max, Blender combines all the main features you come to expect in a software like this that produce realistic - or unbelievable - digital assets.

Cons: As I can expect many other to admit, there is a very steep learning curve with Blender. Even after hours of follow along videos and practice over numerous weeks, I still have not been able to remember all the basic keyboard shortcuts as there several options using similar keyboard shortcuts with one or two key differences. Also, while user error is probably more than half of this nitpick, sometimes specifically defining points or portions of an asset you want to select simply do not occur as you would expect.

amazing application dedicated to modeling, animation and creation of three-dimensional graphics

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is perfect for independent artists, small companies or that have little capital.

It is compatible with Linux, Windows, Mac OS X,, Solaris, IRIX and FreeBSD.

It uses very little space on the disk.

It loads incredibly fast

It has an internal Games engine.

It has a built-in composer of texture images and post production.

Cons: It does not use all computer processors by default.
It does not work correctly with polygons with more than 4 sides.
It does not have a source of income for specialized trade.

excellent free software program, which has a rendering system just like many prestigious programs...

Jun 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: excellent free software program, which has a rendering system just like many prestigious programs...

Cons: that requires a lot of processor and video card to be able to create projects, the rest is an excellent program

As an animator/editor for a e-learning site, I use Blender and review courses that teach it.

Jan 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Never in my life would I have imagined a piece of of software as powerful as Blender being offered for free. Given the breadth of its tool set, it's almost comedic that others in the beginner/intermediate stages of their education (or career) would even consider using a different 3D package.

From modeling, to rigging, to animation, to rendering (and much more), Blender is a one stop shop for nearly all of your 3D art/game development/visual effects needs.

Cons: After years of using other 3D packages, I can tell a slight difference in the user friendliness of certain tools, but this feedback pales in comparison to what is being offered and the accessibility of learning resources for their tools.

Blender is a fantastic free tool for a range of 3D needs

Mar 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's free, it's feature rich and easy to use once you dedicate some time to get into it. It works perfectly in a game development asset pipeline for major engines like Unity and Unreal. The tiny team are dedicated to major feature and stability updates, while expensive competitors are bloating software.

Cons: The heavily adjustable UI can sometimes be annoying to restore if you accidentally use a hotkey and hide something you didn't intended to. There is no real official support as it's a free product, though the community is active and supportive.

Multiplatform, free and with a really small size of origin compared to other 3D packages, the best.

Mar 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is perfect for independent artists, small companies or that have little capital.

It is compatible with Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and others.

It can be programmed in Python, a powerful language not so complex to understand.

Cons: Being a free software does not have a way to perceive income specialized developers in the areas in which it has weaknesses.

It is complicated to try to make the application use all the processors at the same time

When you have polygons greater than 4 sides sometimes it fails

Perfect for on the go designs

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the fact that you dont have to be an expert or super creative to work on this software. Also the fact that you can get it for free is not bad either.

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One of the best 3D rendering softwares available.

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Most likely the fact that it's free. Other programs like Cinema4D cost quite a bit of money. Also, Blender has all if not more features of Cinema4D

Cons: Probably the optimization. Blender requires high end hardware to run, and it can really take a toll on lower end systems and laptops. Sometimes, even my I7 and 1070 have stutters and hiccups randomly.

Overall: Being able to use this as a starting editing software was a GODSEND for me and my youtube channel. Editing the first videos on my channel were a bit difficult in windows movie maker seeing as it is no longer supported.

Very easy to use.

May 29, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: You can animate/generate full 3D images. Export compatibilities with other video editing software. It's free.

Cons: Sometimes you feel it simple and does not have the same amount of tools as other similar programs. Interface.

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Amazing open source product that keeps getting better!

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: -its free!
-open source meaning the community keeps improoving the product
-able to do all the major features of other 3D applications (modeling rendering animation ect)
-able to create custom tools and scripts
-Able to use for game creation and modding
-ITS FREE

Cons: -there are bugs and flaws like any 3D software but its really hard to complain given the cost
-rendering features out of the box could be improved upon.
-some of the menus can be hard to find

Overall: Its free and open source with features and updates being added regularly

An amazing 3D animator

Jun 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This software can make excellent 3D videos and is incredibly full-featured. There is an amazing amount of predesigned meshes, models, and textures online so not everything has to be done from scratch.

Cons: The learning curve on this software is really steep. It takes a lot of hours to become proficient in the software.

Overall: It's a really cool editor, especially to be free.

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Very realistic rendering with an intuitive and interactive user experience.

Apr 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Enables users to model very realistic avatars as well as excellent avatar rendering.
The user interface is intuitive and easy to comprehend with minimal training required to start using the software.
The software is not for sale.

Cons: The realistic rendering requires very powerful computer system and may take a long while for a computer with less resources.

Overall: This software has enabled me to model my own game avatars as i see fit before exporting them for the actual game development.

This application is excellent for highlighting your 3d designs, I have used it to design intros of v

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: *Easy to use
*Free
* Professional quality
* light
* can be used on many platforms
* There is a lot of information about its use on the web, tutorials and pages that are very helpful.
* variety of options and tools to create and design

Cons: It does not have many disadvantages in my opinion, only that for the Latin American area there is still a lack of information about the program.

Overall: It gives a professional touch to all the work that is done in it. With some patience and research you can do really excellent jobs.

Of all the programs I've tried for animation and 3D creation Blender is the best, I recommend it.

May 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is multiplatform, there is a native version for each of the main operating systems. Windows, Mac OS and Linux. It works excellent on all 3 platforms and you do not depend on the system.

Blender although it is a small application includes the ability to make digital sculptures with unbeatable results

Cons: The time I've been using Blender has never been a problem, I've even tried it in Windows 7, and Ubuntu Linux Operating Systems.

Blender is a great Open Source 3D CG Software

Jan 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It offers a huge variety of tools, in a easy and clean interface, and it's able to compete with software that cost a lot more than Blender (which is free, being an Open Source project). It might not be as complete as Maya or 3D Studio Max, but it can achieve astonishing results as well!

Cons: As I said above, it might not be as complete as other CG software are, so you might feel like you need an upgrade to more powerful (and expensive) products if you need to reach high levels.

Rendering that is So Real

Jan 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the 3D rendering and how real the animations look. Plus this is free software so there is no better value for your money.

Cons: It works pretty well for novice users but I feel you really need to play around with it for a little before you really get the swing of things.

Overall: I really love that this software is fairly advanced and you can do so much with it. I like the fact that the 3D rendering and animation is so very realistic. I would recommend everyone use it and play around with it.

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One of the best 3d modeling app in the market

Jun 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: - Cross Platform capabilities: Having a Mac and PC is really awesome that you can use blender in both system.
- If you are new in the 3D world this should be your first choice since is free and you can start learning about modeling right away, without spend any dollar.
- Its render engine is awesome and really do the trick

Cons: - Movie clip editor isn't helpful as it should be, is in the right directions but needs more features.
- Some plug ins are really expensive, but it seems that this is the industry standard :(
- His UI needs improvement, although they have been improving it in the newer versions

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To model 3d anywhere

Mar 21, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has several properties at the time of render adapting to the user and giving greater freedom when designing and producing material, plus it has the ability to work with game engines being one of the programs with the most properties. The best is very light at the time of installation and depending on the work you do is occupying the capabilities of the machine that is being used.

Cons: It is an excellent program and the progress that is taking is abysmal being one of the programs of my preference at the time of making animations in 3D.

Overall: It is an excellent program mainly because it is multiplatform as well as being free software, it is easy to use since it also has multilanguage being one of the fastest growing programs and gaining a very good reputation among its users and the world of animation.

An incredibly comprehensive design tool.

Mar 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Blender grants access to a full spectrum of 3D design technology spanning any project size and it is absolutely free.

Cons: Most modern programs offer tutorial start ups, though Blender seems to lack an in depth look at their software.

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A free 3D software program that has a lot packed into it!

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: FREE!!!!!

If you have 3D modeling experience, or if you're a novince, this software will be perfect for you. Simple and easy to use.

Cons: If you have 3D studio Max or Maya experience, there is a bit of a learning curve with this software. I found it difficult and took time to adjust since they have different features and controls.

Overall: Free so if you don't like it, no money wasted.

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Easiest way to build 3D modeling

Aug 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its totally free software. and its much easy to build 3D model when comparing with other 3D modeling softwares. User friendly UI.

Cons: Slow view port performance with high-poly scenes. Default selection is right click.

Overall: Build 3D model very easily to assignments .

Amazing 3D Modeling Software

Aug 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Blender is a completely free-to-use software that has all of your 3D modeling and animation needs. It is powerful, and the developers took great care in making sure their product would be competitive with paid software.
The learning curve is high, but the software is easy to use once you get past that!

Cons: Blender has a really high learning curve.

Blender has been a great resource for me to further my interests in graphic design.

Jan 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is a free program which allows you to have access to countless features. Essentially any kind of tool for graphic design and video editing type work can be done in Blender. It's an all around helpful program that doesn't charge for use.

Cons: It is not the most user friendly. It took many tutorial videos for me to get a hang of the interface.

I love to create and this is my Go To!

Mar 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: There is so much to love about this FREE software where do I start? You can create 3D images, render, you can model, you can edit videos, there has never been a software that I have liked this much. I will be using this a lot more in my free time, and I am super excited to see where it leads me!

Cons: You gotta be awake for this to work right. If I could do this in my sleep it would be a 110% for me! Other than that there aren't many things that could be wrong with a free software that helps you create your imagination! Oh, well, you do need to know a small amount of coding, it helps, but hey, if you don't you can teach yourself!

Overall: I get to develop my ideas and imagination into something 3D and useable!

Blender is an open source 3D graphics application

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Blender does very good what other apps do at a much higher price. It provides toold for 3D modeling, texturing and particles effects, with a decent quality.

Cons: Blender is a solid app, but it doesn't do as much as some other apps. You can't forget this is a free and open source project though.

Best tool for getting experience within the realm of 3D animation

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: There are a ton of tutorials to get you familiarized with Blender. Fair amount of support and probably the shortest amount of ramp up time compared to other tools like Maya.

Cons: The compatibility with Adobe After Effects/Premiere left some to be desired. You have to go around and do some extra steps to have usable footage.

very good quality of editions for all types of files

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: * It can work without problems having a small processor.
* has a variety of options to modify the files.

Cons: * It is a bit complicated when using it but with practice and study a good management of the application is achieved

Overall: to be able to edit various files in many ways, leaving the work done very well

Free 3D modeling/animation/sculpting solution on par with other high priced industry standard tools

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's Free, Has everything you need to model, sculpt, animate, rig or render, huge online community to help you, tons of tutorials, many free plugins

Cons: Hard to learn, UI is unintuitive, you need to spend quite some time to get familiar with the software to work with it efficiently

A good free 3d editor

Jan 23, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Blender's greatest strength is that it is free. It's features that are available are quite good considering this.

Cons: No serious 3d production house uses Blender. None. So what you learn in Blender will only ever partially translate over to production quality software like Maya, which is what the majority of houses use.

For a free 3d design platform, it can't be beat

May 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Navigation and modeling is pretty intuitive and super easy to learn. Plus it's free and plenty of tutorial videos are available on youtube.

Cons: Had a bit of trouble with learning to animate a scene but that's just a matter of practice. Also it uses a lot of memory so I don't recommend using this on your laptop.

The software you might want to consider

Jun 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This 3D rendering software has a lot of tools. You can even apply physics in each element you create.

Cons: This is software is a bit laggy from creation up to rendering. The app itself is a bit hard to use since there are a lot of tools and you can't find them easily

It does it all and then some

Apr 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It works with multiple operating systems. I used it primarily on a Mac but I've tried it out in windows. Free open source customization.

Cons: It's not a product flaw but it's more advanced that I'm used to. I'm a fast learner but this had a major learning curve. Still playing with it but getting there.

Difficult to learn but extremely good modelling software

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: You can make all your model designs come to life, possibilities of this software are endless. Designs can be used in most game development software.

Cons: Takes quite long to get used to the software and requires hours and hours of videos just to get the basics down, but it is all a learning process.

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Once you get past the complexity - Amazing!

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Powerhouse
Tons of features and customizable options
Free!
Oh, did I mention open source and FREE!?

Cons: Steep, steep learning curve

This program is an absolute beast, but because it has such rich potential, it takes a lot to master it. I heavily suggest checking out YouTube tutorials.

It is a specialized tool for Design of productions for graphic artists specialized in 3d.

May 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is an excellent program to make videos and other productions in 3D. since you have the option of modeling images to give them real appearance. It occupies little space in the Hard Disk, besides it loads incredibly fast, once you know it it allows you to realize projects with short deadlines.

Cons: For people who are not familiar with other 3D design programs, it will be difficult to understand, and the learning curve will be long and complex

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The best tool for 3D development

May 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's spectacular, blender has the perfect combination between 3D design and programming, I love it to be free software

Cons: It is my favorite tool, however it takes a little time to become a profecional with it. However I would not exchange it for another tool.

Considering it's an open source: Excellent!

May 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Blender is an excellent 3D design (and programing) tool. It's free, open source, continuously developed, and has a lot of support

Cons: It requires some time to learn. Learning curve is a bit steep, specially if you do not have much of a 3D design background

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It is an easy to use application

May 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It is a useful and necessary program to make 3D designs and animations. It is an easy and intuitive tool

Cons: You have to dedicate time to perfect its use, however I do not have a negative opinion. It is a very powerful tool

Great for beginners and pros alike, and best of all free!

Feb 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: As a free software, Blender makes a great starting point for people looking to learn 3D modelling. It also has enough features that you can get away with just using Blender.

Cons: Same learning curve as other 3D software, made more difficult when switching from another program. Also has a bit of a jack of all trades thing going where several of the features are there but you're better off using a different program.

A simple software with powerful results.

Aug 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I enjoy how easy blender is to use when editing 3d models. It provides simplicity in my life allowing me to spend time on other activities. It contains all the features and assets you would expect. Overall, it's easy to use, making edits quick and efficeint. Overall it makes my life simpler.

Cons: Normally I do not run across a software with no cons, but at the moment I am not able to think of any off the top of my head. Typically I don't use this software as frequently, but when I do I don't come across any glaring issues.

Overall: A simple software with powerful results. It's easy to use and a great product!

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Making animation was never so cheap and quality.

May 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: That's why I love free software, because it offers programs as good as Blender at no cost, for initiatives like this it is worth giving a few dollars to maintain and improve their functions. To be free is offered endless options, if you are starting, and you do not have to pay privative software licenses, this is the best option you will find in the market. You have to dedicate time if you want to use all the benefits it offers, if your passion is to do animation, do not discard this program.

Cons: It can improve some aspects for the user. Until tutorials have, so I can not review negative aspects, it is amazing what can be done with this program.

Overall: It allows you to start in the world of animation without paying anything. Currently many options cost a lot of money, but Blender is offered by the free software community as a different window to do great things, do not hesitate to download it and start learning. It's a good school for animation.

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Incredible, Free, 3d creation!

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Blender has grown to become one of the best 3d creation tools available all while continuing to be free and open source! It is evident that there is a large group of contributors that are working constantly to add new features. Rendering quality is top knotch and the grease pencil makes it easy to add different styles to your 3d objects.

Cons: The learning curve for Blender is a little steep. There are quite a few online tutorials and manuals, but still take awhile to learn how to navigate around the workspace.

Overall: Advanced 3d creation and rendering

I am new to using this software but am blown away with what you can create!

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I am new to using this software but so far am really happy with how well this software works and the amazing things you can create. The power of Blender is amazing and with addons you can do just about anything.
Installs easily and has some good help videos/tutorials available on the Net.

Cons: I felt it rather tough to learn at first, but after watching some help videos things are starting to make more and more sense. This is not so much the softwares problem vs my learning curve for this kind of software.

Excellent program for beginners in 3D modeling and for more experienced

Apr 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Free, multi-functional to create 3D models and even 3D animations, constantly updated, vsufficiently stable in operation, Among paid there are existing some better, but among free - it is the best.

Cons: Difficult in the initial study, insufficient educational material. Before leaving the program, be sure to save your work, otherwise a sad loss of labor.

Newbie with a learning curve.

May 10, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Granted, I came into this with little to no knowledge about 3D rendering and design. It took me quite awhile to figure out how to do things. I would recommend this if you are tech savvy.

Cons: It was slow at times and once even crashed. Pricing was good. Customer service was decent but could easily be improved.

Overall: Good if you already know what to do.

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Great place to start learning 3D animation

Feb 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: This program is great for beginners. Easy to get the hang out and there is a lot of material to help you get started.

Cons: There isn't too much I can find wrong with the software on a beginner level. Outside of starting off with the program I would say it lacks in some features or depth.

Overall: Great place to start 3D modeling.

Ultimate 3D Design software

Aug 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The easiest way to make models, rigging and mesh.

Cons: it doesnt have native integration with Kinect for rigging.

It's a decent free option for someone wanting to experiment with 3D animation

Jun 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It was a nice way to explore the world of 3D animation without having to pay an arm and a leg for expensive software. This software was free and it gave me a taste of what I could expect with more expensive software.

Cons: It is a bit limited. The workflow is especially limited since it doesn't integrate easily with After Effects the way that 4D Cinema Lite Does.

Overall: It was a nice way to try out 3D animation for free.

Teacher using blender for graduate classes

Jan 31, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Blender is a free open sourced software available for everyone to use. Since it's free it's certainly worth a look to try to use to start out with 3-D modeling. Well, it isn't the most advanced software does offer many features that are offered in more advanced software.

Cons: Although the software is free you can be a little bit daunting to look at the interface of the software.

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My experience

Apr 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: -Blender gives you alot of features for a free software
-Awsome toturial gives beginners a big jump

Cons: Blender comes with a slow viewport performance with high poly scenes.
- it's difficult to manage multiple animation

Blender is a free 3D graphic app

Mar 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Blender is an open source project that gives you a set of 3D modeling and rendering tools and special effects as well. The interface is clear and intuitive, and I really recommend it for easy projects or beginners

Cons: Of course Blender won't be as complete as an expensive suite of 3D tools like Maya and 3D Studio Max, but since it's free I'd recommend it to everyone

Use it for creative purposes with personal projects and school projects.

Mar 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This software is free and open source, its functionalities are very organized and well made. It being free is amazing as all other software that has a similar functionality is very expensive.

Cons: Because it is free the customer service isnt always the priority and it does not have as many options as other paid software. Its design is not all that appealing.

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The 3d models created on blender are very detailed.

May 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Blender has saved me a lot of finances since it is a free software. The poly modelling tools are very fast once you know how to use them.

Cons: With detailed 3 dimension models, the rendering time becomes outrageous and consumes a lot of PC resources.

Overall: Blender's input is incredibly customization. This makes it very easy to come up with very unique model designs.

Fantastic open source program for highly dynamic 3D modelling and rendering.

Jul 26, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is not often free open source software can be competitive with similar software with a huge price tag but Blender is the surprising exception to the rule.

Cons: I would say as with most 3D Software if you are transitioning from another program to Blender you may find a steep learning curve at first.

Blender is powerful and intuitive for any user with the proper background in editing and design.

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Blender is both easy to use and extremely powerful. Almost anything is possible from a design standpoint for the capable designer.

Cons: Blender definitely requires a certain level of training and education. Most users will likely have the prerequisite experience if they're pursuing the software.

Excellent software for 3D modeling and 3D animations.

Jun 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: You can make powerful and good looking designs. The software is totally free and have a huge community.

Cons: The software its hard to learn for beginners. You would need a fast computer depending on your needs and the things you would want to do.

Overall: The software let me make some 3D designs for my web page

Very steep learning curve

Jan 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The most thing I like about blender is it's free forever! That alone pushed me to use it multiple times.

Cons: I never was successful in learning Blender, no matter how I tried I couldn't, I know others are able to learn and make wonders with it but this is my personal experience so I gave up!

One of the most accessible 3D modelling tools out there

Oct 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Blender, being free, can be really accessible for those wanting to learn 3D modelling or can't afford other high-end softwares

Cons: It's user interface can be a little cumbersome making the learning process a bit harder. Should be more user friendly for those who are still learning

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Great tool to learn how to do 3D modeling.

Apr 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love the fact that it is free to use the main tools. This allows you to sharpen your skills before upgrading.

Cons: There is a pretty steep learning curve. The could be more tutorials help teach you how to use the software.

Very comprehensive design tool

Mar 26, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Blender gives access to a wide spectrum of 3D design technology that spans to any project size, small or large.

Cons: The majority of programs offer some sort of tutorial to start, but it seems that Blender doesn't have that.

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Better software which can used to design animated 3D models

Aug 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Capability to create much better Animated videos, 3D objects and visual effects by using very useful and easy tool pallet

Cons: Some difficulties happen when rendering objects.

Overall: Created 3D images using this.

Free and Open source

May 04, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Blender have seen a huge improvements these last years. And for a free software it can only be a good thing.

Cons: Even with all it new features, Blender cannot replace other 3D professional softwares like maya or 3ds max.

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Clearly great, might be hard for beginners to learn how to use

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's free, it's powerful, and it's on par with its paid competitors. Could be a great solution for 3d modeling as well as other video editing features

A tough UI holds this free program back.

Feb 19, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The best thing about Blender is that there is no barrier to try. The program is 100% free and even open source.

Cons: For the character design portion of my degree, we were given a number of programs to preview and decide which we wanted to use. One of those was Blender, and I'm afraid that it chased me away. I didn't find the UI to be nearly as friendly as others, though the sculpting itself seemed well executed.